TOP 5 FAMOUS US PREACHERS
In today’s society it is extremely important to have strong Christian leaders to learn from and strengthen your relationship with Christ. Notoriety is often a distinguishable way to determine who some of the most famous preachers are in the US. Well known names and large congregations as well as influential practices helped compile this list of the Top 5 Famous US Preachers.
#1. JOEL OSTEEN
The most famous US Preacher today is Pastor Joel Osteen who is the Head Pastor at Lakewood Church located in Houston, TX. Pastor Osteen’s church boasts the largest congregation in the country with 43,500 members. Joel Osteen is also an accomplished, bestselling author having written five books appearing on the New York Times Best Seller List. His first book, Your Best Life Now, stayed on the New York Times Best Seller List for two years. In 2006 he was named as one of Barbara Walters “10 Most Fascinating People.” Pastor Osteen is a highly respected minister of the Gospel who reaches far beyond his physical congregation through his televised church services every week.
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#2. ED YOUNG
Serving a congregation of 23,659 attending members at Second Baptist Church located in Houston, TX, is Pastor Ed Young. Pastor Young answered his calling to become Pastor during his sophomore year at Florida State University. His father was the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church where Pastor Young decided to work and become Associate Pastor. Pastor Young later decided to begin a new church called Fellowship Church which he has launched into several satellite churches as well as an online campus called Fellowship Live. Pastor Young ministers internationally through his E! Channel broadcasts as well as his live 24/7 streams on Edyoung.com and Roku.
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#3. ANDY STANLEY
Pastor Andy Stanley is the leader of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He is shepherd to a congregation of 22,557. Pastor Stanley was one of the five founding members of North Point Community Church in 1995 and serves a global community. He is committed to helping people grow a relationship with Christ through his ministry and leadership. Pastor Stanley also strives to equip other church leaders to reach out to society by using a non-traditional approach to encourage people to want a relationship with God. He is also a motivational speaker who frequently attends Willowcreek Association’s Global Leadership Summit founded by Bill Hybels.
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#4. BILL HYBELS
Willow Creek Community Church located in South Barrington, IL has an attendance of 22,500 and became a vision of Pastor Bill Hybels in his college classroom in 1972. He aspired to have a congregation and a church as influential as the one he has today. With six regional campuses, Pastor Hybels ministers the Gospel to the community and beyond. He inspires parishioners with his prophetic word using both Biblical references and worldly experiences to resonate with the average believer and take their beliefs to the next level. Pastor Hybels is the founder of The Global Leadership Summit which trains ministers all over the world. He has been considered one of the most influential pastors of this century.
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#5. CRAIG GROESCHEL
Craig Groeschel is both founder and Sr. Pastor of Lifechurch.tv, which meets in various locations all around the world and globally online. Pastor Groeschel wanted to follow the vision God gave him in a unique and innovative way. He launched Lifechurch.tv in 1996 with only a handful of people. Since then Pastor Groeschel’s congregation has reached 20,823 attendees in not only Edmond, OK but all around the world. Pastor Groeschel is an accomplished author who has written several books and is an avid speaker at conferences across the country and beyond.
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